In a provocative new paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve up what’s already been decided, and take credit for the decision.
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If you have indoor cats like I do, you will probably agree that they tend to get bored rather easily and are always looking for new things to do, or should I say, "trouble" to get into! Caring owners should strive to provide a variety of toys or activities to keep them stimulated and occupied!
These are 10 of my cats' favorite toys or activities! (I thought my list might help give someone some new ideas of fun stuff their cat might like to do!)
Although we humans may have no reaction to catnip, felines usually become quite excited and playful upon being exposed to catnip! Catnip has the potential to make some cats overly excited or agitated so use caution and do a little research before deciding to introduce catnip to your cat.
Sometimes I let my cats take a whiff of the catnip to encourage healthy play. I store it in a ziploc bag up high in a cupboard where they can't reach it or tear open or eat the bag. Other times I use my catnip to refill the cat toys designed for this purpose. Many new cat toys at the pet store already have dried catnip inside of them and that makes new catnip toys irresistible! Some are "refillable" (usually through a velcro pouch) so you can discard the old catnip after a month or so and refill it with "fresher" dried catnip.
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Portugese Chorizo Sausage, Chimichurri, Portugese Cornbread, Cherry Tomatoes
V for Vendetta cooked eggs in the basket, if it's good enough for him....
Chimchurri was just the omphf that was needed. Quick to make up, tangy, tasty, versatile!
The sausage and cornbread were purchased at the Popular Bakery. Leaving me free to cook other things.
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- College of William and MaryComputer Science, 2008 - 2012
Srki Rakic was born in Serbia, a small country in Southeast Europe. Srki’s father, mother and older sister, still all reside in their hometown Krusevac, one of the oldest cities in Serbia.
Srki was born a few months after the death of the “great” communist leader Josip Broz Tito, who had reigned for nearly fifty years. Much of his early life surroundings were themed with the transition from communist-to-socialist-to-democratic regime. It all began with the fall of communism starting in the late 80s, following the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the beginning of the 90s, Balkan civil wars all the way through 1999 and the overthrow of the regime in 2000.
Srki went to the civil engineering high school and was on the volleyball team for 4 years. After the high school he served in the army, which was mandatory at the time, as communications specialist. Srki was not thrilled about having to serve; however, army did have beneficial influence on him as it has strengthen his personality and prepared him well for bigger challenges in life.
Not long after, he was standing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The college years followed. He graduated the College of William and Mary with the degree in Computer Science. During that time Srki was active user and contributor to Gentoo Linux. In May 2012 he started working as an intern for STR Software, and in March of 2012 became a full time employee.
In his free time he is an avid foodie. He likes to cook and is fatally attracted to a slow death of unhealthy foods. He likes learning about different cultures through their cuisines. He also likes playing tennis and spending his time in nature hiking, camping, or fishing.
- STR SoftwareSoftware Developer, 2012 - present